You seem to represent the thought process of majority of indian youth today.
A very wise man once told me "drop your vote where it really counts"
In order to follow his advice, i look around to find answers to few of the questions
first, why to vote?
do my vote matter at all where there is plethora of people voting because they were paid to do so in favor of one particular party or candidate...? i feel it does not count.
next questions come as whom to vote?
when i stand in the queue, i am busy guessing who is the least pathetic and/or least corrupt and/or least selfish of them instead of wondering about their educational qualifications (most of the time they dont exist! ) or what work they have done in the past..
its not about choosing the best....its about choosing the "best amongst the worst"
There are few up and coming young politicians who claim to have embraced politics as their career option and we are suppose to be the appraisers, they are suppose to be the appraisees and election times are suppose be their appraisals but i dont see these career minded politicians working as hard as normal employees like us do who have the fear of appraisal at the back of the mind every single minute the previous appraisal is over... so i dont feel their claim has any base.
Women are on the other part glorified puppets...may be not all of them but except for a few (there are actually quite a few already so out of those quite few) others are simply taking ahead "legacy" of their fathers who themselves had done nothing for common man so i wonder what "legacy" they talk about?
Their fathers (if they are alive) or their husbands or their party chiefs make them dance to their tunes... these women remain there as a mere "requisites" since the ward or the constitutional area was under "reservation"
not quite encouraging for anybody to leave behind their comfortable beds (its holiday time yeipee) ...and go to vote cause as i say it doesnt count.. tsk tsk
Edited by Bella_K - 18 March 2009 at 12:15am